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Is BMW’s New High-Tech Selling Approach Going to Be a Winner?

As we have reported before (see the story on Tesla seeking to bypass traditional car dealers), the retail auto industry is changing. Now comes word that BMW is going to change the dealership experience and modify the role of salespeople. … Continue reading

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Can a Low-Touch Retailer Succeed in a High-Touch Marketplace?

In the competitive, multi-channel environment of 2013, can a retailer succeed with a “low-touch” approach, whereby little customer service is provided? This seems highly unlikely. Doesn’t it? As Erik Sherman writes for Inc.: “You can’t cost-cut your way to great … Continue reading

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